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Posted on: March 3, 2020

POSTPONED - March 30-April 3 will be Youth Violence Prevention Week in Hampton

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March 4, 2020 - Community building, employment, alternatives to incarceration, and family support are just some of the topics that will be discussed March 30-April 3 during the 2020 Hampton Youth Violence Prevention Week. The week will serve as a kick-off for a host of activities throughout the year. 

Hampton native and NFL quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be on a panel Tuesday designed to empower and encourage young people. Although seats are limited, that panel is open to the public. 

Other scheduled events include a panel Monday with millennials who are executives or run businesses or charitable programs;  a family fitness and wellness night, a community discussion about gun violence, and an arts project Friday that’s part of Unite in Action Day! 

As part of a kick-off message, Mayor Donnie Tuck said: "The causes of violence are so vast that solving the problem of youth violence requires a broad view and collaborative work across the community." Youth Violence Prevention Week is supported by a number of organizations, including cities united, the Peninsula Baptist Association and the Hampton Roads City Network.  More information.

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